A strong feeder system is one of the main reasons for a successful high school basketball varsity team. During a coaching career at four Maine high schools — Fort Fairfield (one year), Orono (seven), Bangor (eight) and John Bapst (13) — I was fortunate to hire, evaluate and supervise middle school, freshman and junior varsity […]
During my tenure as a high school basketball coach, I liked to break down the season into four seasons of Maine high school basketball. The first season was three weeks of preseason, which was five weeks before the Maine Principals’ Association changed the sports season policy. The second season of 3 1/2 weeks was the […]
Since today is Christmas it is the appropriate time for me to post my Christmas wish lists for those involved with Maine basketball at all levels. Coaches: No fouling out players, two shots and ball on the fifth foul and plus fouls, good officiating, more 3-pointers made than missed 3’s, no injuries, coachable players, a […]
One college women’s team and 1 NBA team caught their opponents napping on a throw in from out of bounds in their teams front courts after a timeout to set up their offensive players went and positioned themselves in their back court and which is their opponents front courts. The defenses of both teams bit […]
Central Connecticut State University tried as hard as they could to give the University of Maine men’s basketball team an early Christmas present but Maine wouldn’t accept it. Why because CCSU up 3 points and less than 7 seconds to go in the regulation time did not foul and allowed Maine’s Sergio El Darwich to […]
Playing a game at the tournament site will give the coaches, players, and teams a chance to get on the floor, which is a lot different to play on when compared to their high school gymnasiums.
In 1953, we officiated six basketball games a day for $2.50 a game.
The start of Maine high school 2018-19 basketball season is this coming Friday, December 7th on the same night of the only college football game on ESPN2 TV in the country on the same evening at 8:00pm with the UMaine Blackbears football team is at Weber State in a quarter-final championship tournament. How much will […]
The University of Maine men’s and women’s basketball teams have similar problems so far this season. The problems center around shooting and lack of adequate big post players. When comparing team shooting percentages, the men are shooting 41.2 percent from the floor and the women are at 41.9 while the women are hitting 31.9 percent […]
Sometimes when I post a Basketball BLOG here on the Bangor Daily News BLOG I will also post the title and a brief explanation about the article on MBR.org so that if anyone is interested they can go to my BLOG. Well today it is the complete opposite and reverse. I wrote an article Sunday […]